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Special Project

Special Project
From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards


Winner in LGBTQ+ Account

About Shangela

The “Queen of Halleloo,” D.J. “Shangela” Pierce has lived his 2018 as one of OUT Magazine's “Most Compelling People.” The former RuPaul’s Drag Race competitor and international performer Shangela dominated last year with a critically-acclaimed role in A Star Is Born, touring with his new self-written stand up comedy special and being named LGBTQ+ Music Festival’s “Rising Star Award” for his global contributions in performance and music. With nearly 2M combined Instagram, Twitter and Facebook fans, the Gay Times 2019 cover girl uses her vast platforms for gratitude, career celebrations, werk empowerment and LGBTQ+ activism.

Shangela's best work on social